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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Jason Greer and Vanessa Marawa to present M-Net's new local spelling test family game show, Spellbound, from 20 November.


Jason Greer and Vanessa Marawa will be the co-presenters of M-Net's new local spelling test game show, Spellbound starting Sunday 2 November at 17:00.

The effervescent twosome are familiar faces to South African TV viewers and to M-Net viewers - Jason Greer has presented shows on M-Net channels like The Loot and All Access, and Vanessa Marawa who's made multiple TV appearances was the first winner of M-Net's Survivor South Africa.

The two will challenge South African learners and adults to battle it out to see who is the greatest word whizz of them all.

Vanessa Marawa will be the quiz master in Spellbound, firing the difficult questions in the contestants' direction, while Jason Greer will introduce the contestants, the games and ensures that the show runs smoothly.

It's been exactly a decade since Vanessa Marawa survived the harsh conditions on a desolate island in Panama and she says that being a presenter on Spellbound is like coming home.

"I can't believe that it was a whole 10 years ago since I was on M-Net, but how fitting for me to come full circle again in the year that the channel is turning 30," says Vanessa Marawa.

Jason Greer who has loads of experience under his belt as he's enjoyed years of being a presenter, host, actor and MC in the entertainment industry, is equally delighted to join the M-Net family again.

"Incidentally, Homebrew Films, the production company responsible for Spellbound, also produced All Access. So in a sense, I’m coming full circle too," says Jason Greer.

Spellbound will test contestants' word skills in a fun and interactive way and will include super spellers from different age groups. 

There will be a round for primary school learners between the ages of 10 and 13, a round for high school learners between the ages of 14 and 18, and one for adults of all ages.